Tuesday, June 9, 2015

More Scenes from the Mineral Lick

A few more (poor quality) videos showing the things deer do.  First up, the bucks are getting their new antlers now, and they're covered with a soft furry velvet. 


Sometimes that velvet itches.


Something in the woods has this deer on alert.


And finally, another look at the lip-smacking good minerals.


Sunday, June 7, 2015


I put a fresh trace mineral block at the lick the other day. The bucks are just now starting to get their new antlers for the year and they seem to crave the salt. I'll show you one of those young bucks tomorrow but for today I have two videos that seem to show a doe that survived getting shot by a bow hunter. Look at the 6:15am visitor's shoulder and see if you agree that the deer has a piece of an arrow sticking out of it.  Whatever it is, the injury seems to have healed. (You'll probably want to watch in full-screen mode.)


Here's one more video - a humorous look at the reaction caused by licking the block.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CreekWalk: The Last Stop

I retrieved the cameras yesterday and it's a good thing I did as the creek is roaring today from all the rain and snow melt. One of the cameras had nothing but squirrel videos, while the other was set up to catch close-ups of birds. There were over 500 photos on the memory card - here is a sampling.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Creekwalk Sunday Special Edition: Return to Amy's Crossing

Earlier this week Tim and Amy stopped by to check their trail cam for the first time in two months. Along with pictures of birds and raccoons and squirrels and dogs and me, they found these!

A 10-pointer!

Devil Deer

At first I thought the cam caught the coyote taking a leak, but in both of these pics and a 3rd blurry one that I didn't include, the same leg is off the ground. Makes me think that perhaps the leg is injured.

A BIG thank-you to Amy for sharing these with me and breathing some life into the blog!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

CreekWalk: A Good Ways Up the Creek

Pretty much just cleaning off memory cards today, and I have very little to share. If I didn't know better, I'd think there's nothing that lives in the woods but birds. (You will see proof of other critters in tomorrow's Special Sunday Edition.)

This last photo is interesting, in that there are no animals to be seen in the shot. Something went by and triggered the camera but was gone before the cam came to life and snapped the shot.

Why do I find that interesting? Because whatever triggered the camera also awakened the video cam across the creek. Again, though, it was not in time to catch whatever was passing through.